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What is Antivirus Pro 2010

Posted on 7 September 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Antivirus Pro 2010?

It is unreliable and bogus computer application, pretending to be antivirus program, while in fact it is a virus itself. Antivirus Pro 2010 is downloaded and installed by a Trojan.Braviax.

Antivirus Pro 2010 will try to intrigue user by performing computer scan and generating fake report containing non-existent or fake virus names. The report is followed by heavy "Alert, threat found", "Register now" and more warning windows. To remove all the threats displayed in report, Antivirus Pro 2010 will ask to buy licensed version. Do not make any payment - it is a scam.

Antivirus Pro 2010 is closely related with fake Windows Security Center, which is imitating the original one. The difference is can be noticed in Firewall, Automatic Updates and Virus Protection sections, where Antivirus Pro 2010 license is being advertised.
Against all the odds, computer is extremely slow, besides repeated fake system alerts are generated in the taskbar area.

2. Antivirus Pro 2010 screen shot:

Antivirus Pro 2010

3. How to remove Antivirus Pro 2010:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Antivirus Pro 2010, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Antivirus Pro 2010 removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Antivirus Pro 2010 download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove Antivirus Pro 2010.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Antivirus Pro 2010 removal procedure.
What to do if .exe files doesn't work? First what you have to do is make a copy of regedit.exe:
1. Go to Start, Run and type in
2. In opened Dos window type (press Enter before typing new line):
    cd windows
    copy regedit.exe regedit.com
    start regedit.com
3. In the left side of opened Registry Editor window, navigate to
and double click Default value in the right side of Registry Editor window. Under Value data, delete existing value and type "%1" %* (quotes included!) and press OK.
EXE files should be running now.

4. Antivirus Pro 2010 files:


5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Antivirus Pro 2010] "C:\Program Files\AntivirusPro_2010\AntivirusPro_2010.exe" /hide